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    in hull transducer installation - 1989 3888-gctid363652

    is this hull a cored hull? is there a location for mounting a shoot thru transducer? can i use a transom mount transducer bedded in slow epoxy as a shoot thru? thank you!

    #2
    Hi I am interested in the same question, have been told it can be done

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      #3
      tom hoover wrote:
      is this hull a cored hull? is there a location for mounting a shoot thru transducer? can i use a transom mount transducer bedded in slow epoxy as a shoot thru? thank you!
      Check inside the keel, you should be able to sound it with a small hard plastic hammer, small ball pien hammer may work.
      Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

      Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
      Twin 350 GM power
      Located in Seward, AK
      Retired marine surveyor

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        tom hoover wrote:
        is this hull a cored hull? is there a location for mounting a shoot thru transducer? can i use a transom mount transducer bedded in slow epoxy as a shoot thru? thank you!
        No.

        Yes. The best location for the transducer is in the engine room, within a foot of the firewall, starboard side of the keel, inboard of the starboard stringer.

        Yes, I've seen that work but you must test first using a plastic bag of water between the transducer and hull.

        Why not choose a proper transducer?

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          #5
          pick a place to try for the transducer, get some putty or caulk and create a 'dam' (like you did with your mashed potatoes and gravy as a kid), put water in it, and set transducer in it....if it works, you're in the right place.

          Ken

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            #6
            Put a thru-hull brass transducer in this winter.

            Originally bought a in-hull but after reading about the epoxy (having to fill it with 2.4 ounces of anti-freeze) and if their is a void between your fiberglass you could get false readings I returned it and added a thru-hull transducer with speed, temperature and depth.

            I hate as much as anyone drilling a hole in the boat but I took my time used 3M 4200 and it turned out pretty good. I'll see how good when it goes in the water :livid:

            Steve

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              #7
              Last week I had a guy that installs electronics for a living come out a test an In-Hull transducer. Hooked up power to the unit, he used the water in a bag method that whiskeywizzard mentioned earlier.

              He tried everywhere, even under the bottom step to the companionway. No go!

              Couldnt get a reading anywhere.

              Guess I will have to wait til I pull the the boat out.

              Wish you luck!

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                Sloppy2 wrote:
                Last week I had a guy that installs electronics for a living come out a test an In-Hull transducer. Hooked up power to the unit, he used the water in a bag method that whiskeywizzard mentioned earlier.

                He tried everywhere, even under the bottom step to the companionway. No go!

                Couldnt get a reading anywhere.

                Guess I will have to wait til I pull the the boat out.

                Wish you luck!
                You will be much happier with a thru hull, be sure to buy a fairing for it, it greatly improves the performance, what model transducer are you buying? I have a couple of new fairings on hand, cheep.

                Just aft of the engine fwd bulkhead is a good location to install a transducer, between the keel and engine stringer.
                Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                Twin 350 GM power
                Located in Seward, AK
                Retired marine surveyor

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                  boatworkfl wrote:
                  You will be much happier with a thru hull, be sure to buy a fairing for it, it greatly improves the performance, what model transducer are you buying? I have a couple of new fairings on hand, cheep.

                  Just aft of the engine fwd bulkhead is a good location to install a transducer, between the keel and engine stringer.
                  I will mention that to my electronics guy. He is trading the in-hull for a thru-hull for me!

                  Thanks for the suggestion on location for me!

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                    #10
                    Sloppy2 wrote:
                    Last week I had a guy that installs electronics for a living come out a test an In-Hull transducer. Hooked up power to the unit, he used the water in a bag method that whiskeywizzard mentioned earlier.He tried everywhere, even under the bottom step to the companionway. No go!Couldnt get a reading anywhere.Guess I will have to wait til I pull the the boat out.Wish you luck!
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                    http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....JPG[/img]Here are two photos of the hull material about 5' forward of the firewall and 2' away from the keel on a 1983 3270. There's also a photo of how you actually want to install a transducer.Good luck.
                    100T MMC 2307794

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